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Poster: tambora Date: Jan 26, 2004 11:30am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: DivX

For some reason, I can only get a quicktime player to play them, and I don't like quicktime. For some reason the quality seems lower. I'm weird.

Get I get mpeg4s to play in Windows Media Player? If so, then my problem is solved.

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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Jan 27, 2004 11:32am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: DivX

videolan, free from http://www.videolan.org plays divx as well as mpeg 1,2, and 4 files. Unlike windows media player, it also displays non-square pixels correctly. I have, however, experienced some audio problems (hi frequency noise).

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Poster: snarfdude Date: Feb 1, 2004 2:48am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: DivX

uusally I grab the mpeg 1's because I can convert them to VCD and play them on a DVD player fairly easier then MPEG 2's.

Quality is an issue for me, the mpeg1 stuff holds up quite well, given all things considered. I'm still new to video (being a radio producer for years) but no sense going for a poorer quality for the sake of a few megs.
I found VideoLAN after hunting for something to play the files I find on this site, it's works great and of course is free. I play my files sometimes over a network and works well doing that as well...

as far as high frequency noise goes, could that be the audio quality from the film? those optical audio prints only had fidelity not much better then am radio, where as you can get at least FM quality out of a mpeg file...the inferiority often shows when something like that happens.



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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Feb 1, 2004 5:23am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: DivX

The noises I get with videolan are not there when I play the file with Windows Media Player, but WMP doesn't display non-square pixels correctly. I just removed WMP 9 because it constantly crashed my Windows 98SE. Between programs that nag you to register or upgrade and hijack your settings (Real and Quicktime), others that crash or fail to work correctly, I'll suffer the videolan noises. I did report my problem to the videolan bug database.